Advertisement

In an interview on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” Aziz Ansari went into learning two languages: Italian and Japanese. He learned Italian, he says, in about three weeks of study and two months of living in Italy.


RELATED: Aziz Ansari reads hilariously bad Yelp reviews with Jimmy Fallon

Japanese, easily the more difficult of the two, he tried to learn (well, memorize) in a week. “I didn’t have time, we were editing the series, and I only had one week. And, uh, Japanese is really hard,” according to Ansari.

So he improvised.

“I just sat with my teacher my Sensei, Kobayashi-san and I would just give him very specific scenarios.” He learned to order food, essentially. And that seems to have gone well. He only got in over his head once he came back to Los Angeles and returned to a favorite sushi restaurant.

A host asked him where he’d been the past few weeks, and Ansari replied that he’d been in New York mainly and, in Japanese, explained excitedly that he’d also been to Tokyo.

“I’m Korean,” said the host.

Welp.

Patrick is a content editor for Rare.
View More Articles
Watch the 2017 Rare Country Awards
Advertisement
Advertisement